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strategy, but it may also signal a larger pivot. call it obama 3.0, "washington post" writes this budget request reflegts obama's stark shift in strategy. he's begun a charm offensive in hopes they, the republicans will take seriously his offer to overhaul entitlement programs in exchange for increasing tax revenue. obama's aides have not been optimistic about the prospects for a deal but they argue that his strategy of outreach coupled with public events offers the best path forward for progress. the white house may see the con sill terry approach as the best path forward, but what is the end game when the goal posts are set in the middle of the field. ezra klein writes notice "washington post," the upside of the strategy is clear -- obama gets caught trying on a budget compromise. by starting in the middle, liberals worry that obama risks pushing a final compromise to the right. if the left is unhappy, what of the right this morning, house speaker john boehner issued a statement suggesting president obama isn't making a serious offer at compromise. if the president believes these modes
. president obama referenced a new "washington post" poll just out that has support for background checks at 91%. hardly anything gets 91%. apple pie is probably in the 80%s. to hold their representatives accountable. here's the president again today. >> how often do 90% of americans agree on everything? it never happens. many other reforms are supported by clear majorities of americans. and i ask every american to find out where your member of congress stands on these ideas. if they're not part of that 90% who agree that we should make it harder for a criminal or somebody with a severe mental illness to buy a gun, then you should ask them, why not? why are you part of the 10%? >> you know, neil, when we go through 9/11, say to myself, every time somebody said, how would this stop this from happening the first time? a lot of these guys were on the watch list. they didn't even enforce the law. when you think about the horror that happened to your family here, you lost your son, do you sense anything that would really work? >> it's not one change that's going to make a difference. it's seve
as president obama looked on from the pew the some conservatives in washington want to return to the bad old days of segregation or something. joining us is charles krauthammer. i don't want to put words in your mouth. i was down in caribbean and i kind of got the gist that you weren't that upset about this. as some people were. >> is that true? >> i'm afraid heads will have to roll in your research department. i was pretty rough on the pastor. i thought what he did was disgraceful. i think i called it libel. and it was actually quite an echo of what ted kennedy said when robert bork, remember when he was nominated within minutes kennedy was on the floor of the senate saying robert bork's america is in america where blacks can't be served at the counter. where women have back room abortions. and the pastor at this church essentially said the same thing. it's a racist country. racist, sexist, blames it on the religious right and it was a libel. it was a slander of the first order. the question was was obama somehow complicit in this because he didn't object before or afterwards my answer is w
and filibuster proof of 62 votes. a bipartisan show of support rarely seen in washington. >> president obama called for more federal spending on decaying infrastructure said the u.s. must look to canada and mexico as source of imported oil. even as we dealt with key stone and discussions and energy strategy that includes increasing development over the natural resources and that led to record high production of natural gas and led to a situation where we are importing less fossil full - energy . april 15 will mark the critical juncture in the key stone process . the latest environmental impact study comes to an end. and governors alarmed by the lack of information by the lack ever information and rick perry is called a federal jail break . jan brewer can't understand why the feds refuse to give more information about the detainees that are charged with everything but assault to multiple dui's. i talked with her this week. >> it 342 released into arizona and we know that there are level one or two or three . i requested my homeland security and public safety directors to send a letter to the
seemed to stand a chance was chris christie. >>> just two hours from now, president obama leaves washington and ta his gun control proposals on the road. as kyla cam beryl reports, the -- as -- kyla campbell reports. >> reporter: president obama is speaking this afternoon at the denver police academy. he's focusing on colorado's recent passage of stricter gun laws that take effect july 1st. they include adopting universal background checks and a 15- round limit on gun magazines. those laws were sparked by last summer's deadly shooting at a movie theater in nearby aurora, colorado that left 12 people dead. victims from that tragedy will meet with the president today. some connected to the 1999 shooting at columbine high school will also meet with the president today. but not everybody in colorado is on board with president obama's proposals. what a group of sheriffs in colorado have on their agenda today when i see you next hour. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> later today, the connecticut state legislature is expected to pass some of the toughest gun c
a chance was chris christie. >>> just two hours from now, president obama leaves washington and ta his gun control proposals on the road. as kyla cam beryl reports, the -- as -- kyla campbell reports. >> reporter: president obama is speaking this afternoon at the denver police academy. he's focusing on colorado's recent passage of stricter gun laws that take effect july 1st. they include adopting universal background checks and a 15- round limit on gun magazines. those laws were sparked by last summer's deadly shooting at a movie theater in nearby aurora, colorado that left 12 people dead. victims from that tragedy will meet with the president today. some connected to the 1999 shooting at columbine high school will also meet with the president today. but not everybody in colorado is on board with president obama's proposals. what a group of sheriffs in colorado have on their agenda today when i see you next hour. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> later today, the connecticut state legislature is expected to pass some of the to
credit. according to a report in the "washington post," president obama's economic advisors aand outside experts say the nation's much celebrated housing rebound is leaving too many people hyped, including young people looking to buy their first homes and individuals with credit records that were weakened by the recession. in response, administration officials say they are working to get banks to lend to a wider range of borrowers by taking advantage of taxpayer backed programs, including those offered by the federal housing administration that insure home loans against default. wait a minute. this is the exact tactic that caused the housing bubble and the housing market to crash years ago. is washington ever going to learn from its past mistakes? just another sign that the administration has no idea what they're doing. joining me with reaction, the founder of campens company and ceo of the bab group, real estate analyze, dani babb. the community reinvestment act, wasn't that the government started under jimmy carter, doubled down by bill clinton and increased under clinton that forced b
a leading contender to take over at the fbi. lisa monaco serves as president obama's counterterrorism adviser. "the washington post" says she's next in line for the job. director robert mueller stepping down in september after 12 years on the job. >>> new york cardinal timothy dolan says the catholic church should be more welcoming to gay people. he tells abc the catholic church loves gays and lesbians despite opposition to same-sex marriage. >> we need to do better to be sure that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people. i admit we haven't been too good on that. >>> and to the island off the southeast coast of africa, massive flooding there. it has killed at least ten people in the catholic city. many of the victims were swept away by fast rising waters. more than six inches of rain fell in less than an hour and more unfortunately is expected. >>> to the world of wall street now. cnbc's jackie deangelis joins us. good morning to you. >> good morning, betty. the markets are looking to continue their winning ways. this is as we kick off the second quarter. the
, the washington post reports that obama administration pushing banks to give out more home loans to people with weaker credit. did not one of them pay attention to what happened? do they not study history? doe they not understand anything? the reasoning? the housing rebound has left too many people behind. this sounds a little bit, just a little bit like well president clinton. like president bush. gosh, i want inch to have money to buy a house, but they don't. it's hard to disagree with the sentiment. but we've seen what happens when people think in terms of sentiment rather than solution. the market is improves. but here is another view on houses right now. 28% of all homeowners, in this country are still owing more than their homes are worth. the mortgage delinquency rate, on all loans is 7.4%. that is better than what it had been over 10%. just two years ago. but it is still not good. and more than 1.8 million properties in this country received foreclosure filings last year, 1.48 million remain in some stage of foreclosure. and president obama, folks -- i don't know what to say about
tonight. >>> now we head to washington where today president obama drew attention to those across-the-board budget cuts with a personal action. those budget cuts, known as the sequester. the president said he will return 5% of his annual salary. that's $20,000, to show solidarity with government employees who will be furlough. the white house says obama will personally write a check to the treasury. >>> and also tonight, washington watchdog is back, watching out for the ways government squanders taxpayer dollars. after katrina, nearly a billion dollars was handed out for the rebuilding of homes. but tonight, the rebuilding, the money, is missing. abc's senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny. >> reporter: felicia higgins lost everything in katrina seven years ago. but, she built her home using federal money from the road home program. she still starts every day looking out at this. >> it hits you in the face every time you walk out the front door. >> reporter: abc news has learned that hundreds of millions from that program is missing. and was never used to restore her neighbo
president obama heads to colorado to push for new gun control legislation. but he's coming under some serious fire for using decades-old information to sell a key part of his plan. we're live from washington. >> president obama barack obama continues his pressure campaign on a reluctant congress to pass federal gun control legislation. he's heading to colorado to meet with police and local lawmakers displaying a gun control package signed into law by governor john hick looper, yet his arguments are supposedly full of stale statistics. 40% of all gun purchases were made without a background check, but that number is almost 20 years old. >> why wouldn't we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? why wouldn't we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40% of all gun purchases to take place without a background check? why wouldn't we do that? >> that 40% bit was pulled from a study where 251 answered the question about where they got their guns. now we're hearing from groups like the washington gun association. members held a press
. >>> president barack obama is trying to put gun control back in the spotlight. from the washington d.c. newsroom, he is dealing with lawmakers. >> reporter: senators will not likely start debating gun control legislation for two weeks instead of next week as planned. harry reid said it would be the number one priority when he returned this coming monday. he has excluded dianne finestein's web upon's ban bash weapons' ban and he said back ground checks should become universal including those at gun shows. one reason president barack obama is speaking is the state recently passed laws to expand gun background checks and limit the number of magazines they can hold. and president barack obama leaves for colorado three hours from now and we will have more on his agenda when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> meantime connecticut state legislature is said to vote on some of the toughest laws in the country. if it becomes law, no firearm can be sold unless the buyer passes a background check. the list of band assault we
about a washington pastor injecting race into the easter services attended by president obama. we'll talk to charles about that. >> bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the left-wing media, rush lame because, and me. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. the two people, the liberal media fear most are radio guy rush limbaugh and me, your humble correspondent. that's because we both have powerful daily forums where we can explain what we believe is harmful to the country. recently on the net a number of left-wing media folks have tried to drum up a phony feud, citing divisions within the so-called conservative community. like they point to me and limbaugh as the primary example. the reportage is simply dishonest. the loons are taking my commentary out of context as they always do. i mean both mr. limbaugh and i literally say millions of words on the year each year. it's simple to distort them. especially for readers who have no blanking clue who n
's get to the news live at 5:po a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> president obama is looking for support outside of washington, d.c. yesterday, at a police academy, not far from the sight of last summer's shooting in colorado, the president focused on background checks saying his goal is not to take firearms away from their owners. >> the opponents of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what's being proposed or nothing to do with the facts but feeds into a suspicion about government. if there are folks out there right now who are gun owners hearing somebody is taking away your guns, get the facts. we are not proposing a gun registration system. we are proposing background checks for criminals. >> president obama used a similar argument in a plea to gun shop owners. >> if you are selling a gun, wouldn't you want to know who you are selling it to? wouldn't you want to know? wouldn't you want, in your conscience to know the person you are selling to isn't going to commit a crime? >> despite the president's push,
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at an age when the obama derangement syndrome runs washington. >> and the age when public opinion doesn't matter. i dispute the idea that momentum is gone. you see a poll every once in a while that indicates that in general terms. but if you look at the specific measures, do you support background checks, do you support ban on assault weapons. do you support ban on extended magazines? these things all win majorities. background checks wins, the last i checked the majority is around 90% and it hasn't dropped. >> the senators who are seen as the most obstructionist on this issue, even in their states, arkansas, 84% support background checks. louisiana, 85%, where mary landrieu is being chicken on the issue. montana, 79%. >> i have to read, this is one of my favorite columns, the economist wrote about america's gun divide, they wrote the truth is that gun control is going nowhere. one reason is that the millions of americans in favor of gun control do not live in the right places. support for gun control is geographically and racially concentrated in ways that sap the momentum of political
obama is pushing banks to make more mortgages available. "the washington post" reports the move could lead to the same risky spending that caused the housing crisis. #earnings. companies can now make major announcements on facebook and twitter that could move their stock. all investors are required to receive the news at the same time. but you have to let them know you might make the announcements on twitter and facebook. >> interesting. i have to follow these companies now. get that inside info. thank you. >>> a couple recalls to tell you about. subaru is recalling 200,000 legacy and outback models for possible corrosion in brake lines. tyson is recalling products because they are not saying they have a product in there. >>> jaycee's rock nation is teaming up to form rock nation sports. >>> talk about a pay cut. jc penney ceo received no bonus and was paid a mere t million. it's down from his 53.3 million bucks he earned the year before. not bad. bill nar investor carl icahn has nuance calling. straight ahead, atlanta teachers are cheating. they were cheating their students in favor
obama has found himself in a strange place. on tuesday he signed the continuing resolution bill, one that included the dreaded sequester cuts, as the "washington post" zachary writes, in so doing the president locked into place cuts that threaten to undermine his second term economic vision just four months after he won re-election. tomorrow, the president will be in florida pushing an idea while endorsed by people who actually understand economics remains horrifically unpopular with republicans, stimulus spending. >> this is a good opportunity for the president to illustrate the value in the short term and long term of the important infrastructure investments the president talked about quite some time. >> if stimulus spending in an era of historically low interest growth and rates may seem like a good idea, president obama seems to be suffering from a lack of confidence any of it will come to pass. the current offer on the white house website calls for $50 billion in stimulus, half the amount in the senate democrat's budget. that plan calls for $100 billion in stimulus amounting to
the election and now they are ready to change. really change. >> things like obama care are getting in the way of small business job creation. >> we don't have a spending problem in washington. >> we must not repeal obama care. >> there's no gay mafia that has inflicted the fear of death, political death in the republican party. >> with your help, we will make barack obama a two-term president. >> amazing, right? but april fool's. reality is, they haven't changed a thing. the right wing is in full freakout over what a pastor said when the president and his family attended. it took place in st. john's church across the street from the white house. reverend luis leon said, it drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are calling us back, for blacks to be back in the back of the bus, for women to be back in the kitchen, for immigrants to be back on the other side of the border. yes, this pastor pointing out what is really happening, from voter i.d. to war on women's rights to marriage equality and today republicans showed they still can't handle the truth. >> that's an interesting
. the man that the hospital. >> and about a half hour from now president obama will leave washington d.c. and head west. to the bay area after stopping in, brought to pushes gun control proposals. he will head to san francisco where he will stay until tomorrow afternoon. he is attending for fund raising events while here in town. >> only 53 people, including nine attackers, have been killed in a daylong gun battle in western afghanistan. officials say the fighting broke out after suicide bombers disguised as afgan soldiers stormed the court house in farah province in a failed bid to free more than a dozen taliban . the governor says the dead include 34 civilians intense security force members. >> if you're waiting until the last minute to file your taxes there is and app that can help you make the experience as a affordable. rich demuro has the details. >> there is and app that can help you file by taking a picture of your w-2. >> it is that time of year again. ♪ have you filed your taxes check? >> i will. >> i am probably the only person. i am one of the smart people i do my taxes
'm very hopeful that we can get this passed. >> dana milbank writes in "the washington post". obama on guns too little too late. on almost every topic from budget negotiations to national security, washington seems only to act these days in response to crisis if it acts at all. obama errored in trying to use newtown to build support for his positions on taxes and energy and immigration and he compounded the error by sending j joe biden to conduct a study. once the president took his foot off the accelerator no other action not even michael bloomberg's ad campaign to maintain the momentum. mark kelly has been, obviously, outspoken advocate on gun control legislation and he has been going around and buying guns and showing how long it takes to fill out a background check. i think it was like five minutes and 36 seconds, just if you care. if you can wait five minutes and 36 seconds for your gun. >> so i'm hearing behind the scenes there is still a deal that is being worked on universal background checks but yesterday it sound like it might be dead. >> they are still trying to figure ou
speech since stepping down as secretary of state. presenting a leadership award ceremony in washington, d.c. >>> president obama heading to denver to talk gun control in the new gun laws. skip over thursday and friday. sleep through those days because saturday is the next big event. the date is set for the final four. kick off here in georgia on saturday. so, that is your week ahead. we'll be right back. >>> good morning, atlanta. time to wake up. just a nice 68 degrees for the high today. get your sunday going. why not, when you're getting your sunday going getting your sexy back for summer, for spring. lose ten pounds in ten days. here's a way to do it safely because we're talking to fitness and nutrition expert mark mcdonald. mark, i mean, what are you talking about starving yourself for ten days? >> no, no, nothing like that, alison. all about summertime. we want to get spring and we want to get our sexy back. three simple things. eat in threes. stabilizing your blood sugar is not about cutting or restricting, utbut all about getting a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates. releas
from the pulpit on easter? a washington pastor slamming the religious right and barack obama sitting right there. >> when you go to an obama church service, all you're going to get is republicans being blasted. >> political attacks are not what anyone would expect to hear in an easter sermon usually, this is what the christians talk about the good news, that holiday is sort of the heart of the good news. >> the president of the united states chose a preacher whose sermon was devoted to claiming that republicans want to force blacks to ride at the back of the bus again. >> what they heard in the sermon was anything, but happy for easter. >> a preacher who in his sermon said republicans want to make women go back to the kitchen. >> he is not a politician. he's not a senator or a member of congress or the president. this is a sermon at a church here that's been visited by presidents from both parties for many, many years. >> why did the president sit it and listen to this. why did the president not stand up and excuse himself? this is not the kind of sermon a president of the united sta
back to before the obama administration. is washington going to do, if anything, to answer andrew's question? the stock market going up, things improving and incremental ways richard said on a daily basis. anything washington feels need to be done to deal with the slow growth that has been around a long time? >> i wish i could be really optimistic. i'm not. i've been pessimistic this last while, despite the optimism of some colleagues about any sort of grand bargain. i'm certainly pessimistic about anything specifically trying to jump-start the economy, anything specifically that is a big enough debt deal to have big impact. i think we are going to bump along. i think we will bump through the next two near crises and then slide into spring and summer hoping that things slowly continue to get better for the foreseeable future. >> i'll be more skeptical which i actually worry that we are going to start seeing little trembles from the sequester and see it in the economic numbers and you'll see headlines, by the way, that is then going to scare the markets and you sort of have a littl
'll hear, don, is president obama call for congress in washington, d.c. to do what legislators in colorado have done, which is colorado, the president will say is a frontier state, a state that has a history and respect for gun ownership, but they did take some measures to add restrictions on gun ownership including universal background checks, expanding them and a ban on high sxaft magazine, i believe over 15 rounds. so president obama will say that congress and washington, d.c. should do what colorado has done. of course, they're very different. the legislature in colorado is democratic. where as in washington, d.c. this is obviously the house is republican and there are some questions about whether or not this gun control legislation will be able to get through the senate, because not every democrat is on board and certainly some republicans are not as well. so that's basically his pitch today. >> okay, so that's a political battle here. let's go to the front lines, so to speak. you spent time with agents on the front lines of the nation's battle with gunle hav le havgun. tell us what y
to get washington working? if obama is president for another four years, i guess vote democrat to make the house sways back. is that a credible portion of the electorate? >> i think you will find that voters frequently try to express a dissatisfaction. and normally the way they do that is by voting against the incumbent party. and sam, in the house of representatives, that would be the republicans. and so if you were trying to vote anti gridlock in the next congressional election, it seems that would be an anti republican -- >> you know, i might be the only one in d.c. who thinks this, but i have -- >> that's why you're here. >> this is new york. >> for the speech you're about to make. >> i do believe that over time sequestration is going to cause so much pain in these districts that the party that's most associated with it will face electoral consequences. and that happens to be in this case the republican party. and i think they know it, too, which is why they have gone through this painstaking technique of saying it was obama's idea. because they want him to take some of the blame a
this morning, but all of you did a great job. sending a message upstairs. >> and first lady michelle obama reminded kids to take a break from all the chocolate and jelly beans to eat your veggies. people from all 50 states and the district of clem received tickets. and the "washington post" reports president obama has decided to name caroline kennedy as the next u.s. ambassador to japan. the daughter of president john f. kennedy has been widely talked about as a candidate for the post. her support for president obama in 2008 campaign was seen as crucial. >>> and former secretary of state hillary clinton is reportedly set to deliver her first paid speech since stepping down as secretary of state. "the new york times" said she will speak april 24th before the national multihousing council in dallas. no word on how much she will receive but it is expected to be in the six figures. she is on her memoir for her time. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmemb
with the outrageously complicated obama care law. according to the "the washington post," some of these navigators are likely to come from unions as well as immigrant service and community service organizations. but here is the reality. nobody, nobody will actually know what the navigators do because there is no objective way to measure advice. the navigators may be paid hourly with senior executives making up to 48 bucks an hour at least that's the federal estimate. again, what do these people actually do? this has the potential to be an enormous reuse, another close sell waste of money. nancy pelosi can't explain obama care. to say that obama care is off to a bad start is the understatement of the century. that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction. with us david callahan co-founder of demoss co-founder of a progressive organization. that might be a freudian slip there. all right. i don't know whether you know this or not, but i have not been an obama care hater, all right? i would like every american to have health insurance. i think that would be good for the country. i don't wan
president obama and also a professor at george washington university. pj crowley, are we heading to any kind of nuclear conflict with north korea here? >> i really don't think so. the bottom line is, north korea is crazy but they're not suicidal. the kim family business, they want that to continue. the kim family reign, they want to continue. so they'll make a lot of noise. but i don't think that they're going to jump off the cliff. >> we're seeing that the u.s. has been sending a missile defense system to guam. clearly some military activity. at what point should the united states consider some kind of military attack, all be it from a defensist standpoint if we can't put up with these saber rattling threats any longer? >> we need to be careful there. the last time the united states went across the 38th parallel during the korean war it didn't work well for us. china didn't particularly like that action. i mean, really, if we thought they really were at the point where they were going to fire a missile at us and add some prospect of hitting the united states, obviously, you know, taking act
jump protocol and invite the young man to washington for a dinner and sit down and have obama talked to him or the secretary of state man to man. all they can do is say no. all good questions. have you been back to north korea? host: he is gone. sorry about that. as our calller looked across, he would have found north of rio was probably more prosperous than self reappear yen since that time, south korea has become a success story. north korea is still back in the time warp of 1965. so it is different on the korean peninsula now than it did then. i think that obviously has an impact on the situation we're dealing with. i do not know whether kim jong- un speaks english. i do not think others have met him. i suppose he studied english at least during the brief time he was in school in switzerland. i would not be surprised if he knows some english. question of china providing what north korea needs actually needs to be turned around. i think many of us think that china has been too indulgent of north korea and so willing to provide food, fuel, and other kinds of assistance that it has e
"washington journal" is next. ♪ good morning and welcome to "washington journal." 2013., march 29, president obama called on congress to pass gun-control legislation and urged americans to remember the victims of gun violence. he spoke at a white house surrounded by mothers whose children were killed in the shootings. calls on theyour president's call for renewed on rent -- and gun legislation. democrats -- republicans -- independents -- online.also find us send us a tweet by writing @cspanwj. span and facebook to weigh in. you can also e-mail us. here is the front page of the new york daily news this morning, quoting president obama -- yesterday, the president said "shame on us." inside of the new york daily news, it says -- let's take a lesson to president obama in his own words. [video clip] ." >> i read an article in the news hasother day, wondering, washington missed its opportunity because as time goes on after newtown, somehow people start moving on and for getting? people hereyou, the do not forget. grace's dad is not forgetting. has not forgotten. the notion that two mont
, greta. >> is the obama administration -- i read the front page of the washington post, above the fold, are they seeking to relax the lending requirement, urging banks to once again lend to people with weak credit? >> weak might not be the right word. they are encouraging people to people with good credit, 600, 650 scores. what's been happening, that lending hasn't happened. if you have fantastic credit, you can get a loan and the housing market is coming back. but the people in the middle range are having a harder time. if you don't have 20%, they are having a harder time. they are trying to get the housing market going stronger. >> do they want have fear in when i read the article, i thought -- we are not doing this again isn't problem is that when you bury people with debt, who can't carry it, they are doing at this time debt services, spending their mon oat debt service, they are not going to rev up the economy because they don't have the money to buy the toaster. and if they get over their heads and their houseses are underwater, they can't move to get a job if they lose a job bec
:14. there is word that president obama is reaching out to republicans on a budget plan. as ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom he appears to be on board with cutting enment program -- entitlement programs. >> reporter: a senior administration official says president obama's offer would help reduce the deficit by $1.8 trillion over the next ten years. and $400 billion of that would come through changes to medicare alone. other savings would come from a plan to revise cost of living calculations for social security and other benefit programs. this deal is not entirely new. the white house says president obama made this offer to house speaker john boehner in december. the president is expected to officially propose it to congress next week. >>> republicans are not expected to jump at this deal. they are still mad that president obama missed his february deadline of proposing a budget. plus there are new tax increases in his proposal. we'll see who can be shelling out more when i see you next hour. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> newly released
mile stretch of southern arizona. >>> time now 5:14. there is word that president obama is reaching out to republicans on a budget plan. as ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom he appears to be on board with cutting enment program -- entitlement programs. >> reporter: a senior administration official says president obama's offer would help reduce the deficit by $1.8 trillion over the next ten years. and $400 billion of that would come through changes to medicare alone. other savings would come from a plan to revise cost of living calculations for social security and other benefit programs. this deal is not entirely new. the white house says president obama made this offer to house speaker john boehner in december. the president is expected to officially propose it to congress next week. >>> republicans are not expected to jump at this deal. they are still mad that president obama missed his february deadline of proposing a budget. plus there are new tax increases in his proposal. we'll see who can be shelling out more w
editor at the "washington times." emily, what do you make of president obama saying shame on us if we have forgotten newtown? >> i would say the only person that should be ashamed is president obama. we haven't heard him talk about gun control in weeks, and suddenly on the day which everyone knew in advance that connecticut was releasing all this information about what happened at sandy hook, he suddenly has a press conference at the white house and starts calling for more of his political agenda. it's just -- i think it's disgusting. that's what he's been pushing for since before he got re-elected and he will continue to push for it. >> cornel, what about that. almost saying shame on the president. >> same on the president for wanting to protect americans. shame on the president for calling for common sense solutions on guns that 91% of americans support. shame, really here should be on those who stand in the way of it. i mean, look, these high capacity clips, background checks, we have a moral obligation to try to protect, you know, there's no perfect law. however, if we can keep gu
support universal background checks. we want to make sure that washington hears that voice. >> reporter: the nra tweeted a response to today's action and president obama's push. one of the tweets said the economy is weak, the national debt is mounting and too many americans are out of work. president obama's campaign against guns. this is one of their responses. back out here live. we are matching to the plaza. this was planned at 5:30 p.m. 50 people joined the march and these marchers and other rally goers expect to meet another group of people just a few blocks away. right here in palo alto. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new figures from the labor department, jobless claims jumped. 357,000 people filed new claims. that is up 16,000 from the week before. despite two weeks of increases the number of initial claims remains in the range that indicates that it is still growing. stocks edged higher today, the dow and the nasdaq saw gains and the s&p rose 6 points to close above its record high that was reached in october of 2007. >>> two bay area lawmakers are tak
: joining us now from washington is bob johnson. so, here is what i don't understand. 93% of african-americans voted for president obama last november. even though black employment is so high. why? >> well, i think first of all, african-americans have immense pride in president obama as a president. they see it as a major accomplishment in this country and embracing an african-american leader. and they are positive and hopeful, probably, more than anything else, that his leadership will make their lives better. >> bill: all right. but it didn't turn out that way. i mean he had four years to improve the black unemployment rate. and it's not improving. so, you are saying that african-american community en masse is voting on hope. they hope it's going to get better but it certainly hasn't gotten better. >> yeah. i would say, bill, that african-americans hang under ts unemployment problem, this gap for over 50 years if you look at the bureau of labor statistics. >> i have them here. >> african-american unemployment has been double that of white people for over 40 years. >> bill: let me g
expect many more years of returns. for "outfront," tom foreman, washington. >>> still to come, president obama versus the nra. has the gun lobby already won? >>> plus, an american businessman found dead in singapore. police say it was suicide. his family says it doesn't add up. >>> should overweight people pay more to fly? one airline under pressure says, yes. >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories we care about focusing on our own reporting from the front lines. well, america's role in mali could be expanding. in a visit today, senator john mccain said the united states will assist the french and coalition militaries to provide them with the equipment, training and technology needed to rid mali of terrorists linked to al qaeda. now whether that makes sense depends on how you define equipment saying if equipment is like binoculars and those in the wrong hands would not be a problem. >>> the pentagon is refusing to award purple hearts to victims of the 2009 ft. hood shooting. the reason, the pentagon says they were not the victims of an international terr
energy more affordable. despite that the obama administration has held up the project citing environmental concerns. james rosen is joining us with washington with more details. james? >> heather, good afternoon, about two weeks remain in a 45-day period of public comment on the latest environmental impact study released on keystone and after that in mid april. the ball will be back in the administration's court. portions of the 175-mile pipeline are being built and portions held up by the obama administration, citing, as you say, environmental concerns. as envisioned by the trans-canada corporation the pipeline would be the second of two. the first is already pumping close to 600,000 barrels of oil a day in from canada. and the second would bring online an estimated 830,000 barrels a day. >> it's now been more than 1600 days since the initial permits were filed for building the pipeline. to put that in perspective, it took the united states a little more than 1300 days to win world war ii. and it took lewis and clark about 1100 days to walk the louisiana purchase and back. .
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